Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between the two course types?
This version is the Cliff College Certificate in Parenting for Faith. It is the same teaching material as the completion certificate option but this additionally has one written assignment to submit to help you further engage with the learning of the course. The Cliff College Certificate version will have content released weekly across 12 weeks and then have 12 weeks to complete the assignment. It is important to make your decision before your purchase access to the course as you cannot switch part way through the course content.
I'm already embedded in Parenting for Faith, is it worth me doing it?
Yes it's still work doing the course because it really helps you drill down into the big picture of how Parenting for Faith can work in churches and helps you work that out in your own setting.
What's the time commitment per week?
The minimum time is about 2 hours per unit. The teaching videos average about 45 minutes, and then the rest of the time will depend on how you learn and how much you use the optional reflections and activities. Potentially if you completed all the reflections it is about 4 hours per unit. There are 12 units, and on this course the 13th is everything to assist you with your chosen assignment.
Do I have to complete the work the day it is released?
Simple answer is no. While the units will be released at 6:00am (UTC) on a Monday, you can fit the work in wherever it will work best in your life. It's got release times to help you pace your progress. If you have 30 minutes on a Tuesday, and 2 hours on a Thursday, and that's when it works for you that's great. If you can give a whole focused afternoon, that's great too. If you need to do 45 minutes while others are occupied at the beginning of the week and you don't get a chance until Sunday afternoon, that's okay too. You can make this work for your life style.
If I take a holiday or get ill and need to miss a week, is it an issue?
Be reassured that this is paced to help you fit this into your life. We get that some weeks are busy and packed full, or that you need a break. That's okay. Take the time you need to recover and rest, then pick up where you left off. The main dates that matter will be 1st March when you can access the content for the first time, and the 16th August which is the final day to submit your assignment. In between then you can motivate yourself.
What happens if I get behind?
While the course material will be released weekly, you may find that you need to catch up the following week if you've got a busier week. There are some activities that you might continue working on whilst also completing the next unit. Don't worry about it, there's plenty of time.
I’ve got more questions about the course, who can I speak to?
You can contact Kathryn at Cliff College, or Becky at Parenting for Faith. If you have technical issues with the course, please contact Kathryn on email@example.com.
How much additional reading is expected?
There's an expectation that you read around the subject for this course, this will also assist with your assignment.
Is any of it marked?
The reflections and activities as you work through the units are for your own learning, they will not be marked. The only thing that will be is your assignment. This will be a choice from three options: first a portfolio of resources, second a reflective journal, or thirdly an essay responding to 1 of 5 essay questions. Full details are within the course unit 13. There is also information about support from the Cliff College team and helpful pointers about writing an assignment if you haven't done any study of this kind for a while.
How is the course delivered?
All the content is accessible within this course. There are hyperlinks to external resources and recommedations of further reading to try which you would need to find your own access to. The teaching is pre-recorded for you to work through at a suitable time to you. There are activities and reflections to engage with following each of videos that teach on that unit's theme.
The course started on 1st March, can I still join in?
Not this version, but we will next be running the Certificate in Parenting for Faith from Monday 6th September 2021. A replacement course page will be available in the coming months. If you'd like to register your interested to be notified when it's available email firstname.lastname@example.org. If now really feels like the time to be doing the course you can sign up for the completion version and enjoy the same great teaching without the Cliff College Certificate.
How can I pay for this course?
CliffCollege.TheologyX.com uses Stripe e-commerce to pay, you can pay for this course securely online. You can start that process by enrolling via the button at the top of the page.